Start Here

This is Life Out of the Box video in Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico

What’s up guys, we’re Quinn & Jonathon. In 2012 we left everything in California to create the social venture Life Out of the Box (LOOTB) in developing countries.

Here’s how it works: 

1. You purchase a handmade LOOTB bracelet by our artisans in either Nicaragua or Guatemala from our online store Each bracelet is one-of-a-kind because it has a unique number stamped on the LOOTB leather tag. 

2. This bracelet gives a child in need school supplies. 

3. You actually get to see & learn about the child that you gave school supplies to through your purchase by either looking up your number on our LOOTB Gives site or through the personal email we send you after you make your order. 

4. The more bracelets you buy, the more children you give school supplies to. 

We are both very connected to education and believe that it’s the best place to start in helping developing countries. It’s the root of where change can start–where kids can learn and develop their own skills to improve their country’s economy, help their families and go on to teach the next generation. Our goal is to give kids the tools they need to educate themselves, live their own Life Out of the Box and pursue their biggest dreams. So far we’ve given to thousands of children throughout Central America.

As we travel around the world to various countries looking for new handmade products to develop with local artisans, we continue to work with various non-profit organizations to find out how we can further make the biggest difference in each community we work in. To learn more about the awesome organizations we’ve worked with, check out “Giving Partners” in the main menu above. Overall, our journey has been quite the exciting adventure and we hope that you follow along with us in our pursuit of living Life Out of the Box. Below is a video of us creating Life Out of the Box in Central America:

Life Out of the Box has two main goals:

1. To inspire people to live their ideal life, go global and make their dreams come true by living Life Out of the Box

2. To give others in developing countries the same opportunity to live a better life by giving an educational product back to them for every product sold

Life Out of the Box presents at university rotaract clubs. LOOTB.

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53 responses to “Start Here

  1. Great for you to do this! So many of our students go back to their home countries and create social enterprises for their nation – it must be so rewarding for them – wish i was younger… our university also has a module which enables students to go and work with a charity abroad and for many that is a life-changing experience! thanks for liking my blog – you’ll hear more about some of these social enterprises in due course – but I’m just waiting to here from my student in Chile how things are going….

  2. I admire what you’ve done. Not many people would do smth like this. it takes a lot of courage to live life they way you truly want.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. It is hard to take that step, but once you do, there’s not looking back 🙂 It’s been the most rewarding experience of our lives so far! We hope to inspire other to have the courage to do the same.

  3. Awesome b-model! Love what your doing.. thanks for letting me catch a small glimpse of Nicaragua. I look forward to ‘partnering up’ once we get situated.. Thanks..J

  4. What a beautiful and inspiring advocacy you both have devoted your lives to. Your compassion and generosity gives great hope for mankind. I appreciate your loving souls immensely. If there is any way I can help do let me know. Love and light!

  5. Quinn and Jon, you two are awesome. I look forward to following your adventures and watching this dream unfold! I think you’d really dig my sister, Emily. She’s pursuing similar endeavors a little further South in Peru—

  6. Very interesting! I just got back from La Paz, Nicaragua. My son is in the Peace Corps in Muelles de los Bueyes. I wrote a little about it at my blog, and I’ll be uploading my pics from the trip soon!
    Thanks for visiting my blog – I’m glad to have found you!

  7. we are totally on the same page !!! I can’t believe it ! Even the business model is very similar ! Please check out our work for more inspiration in your every day work, leave us with an inspiring constructive critic comment, so we can better reach your heart and imagination, and for sure we want to help out and create a life long relationship with suck an inspiring team! My deepest respect for your amazing work and conciseness, N. Merrynote – Coffeebooksong Studios founder

  8. I think what you’re doing is really cool…awesome that you have such courageous and adventurous spirits….wish you all the best…..I will definately be looking out for your posts.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  9. This is so inspiring and awesome! I think our generation is motivating more change than what’s seen on tv or in general media. This is not only a smart business idea, but a fulfilling purpose. I wish you all the luck and success with this venture!

  10. Im so happy to have found your blog. What an amazing adventure you’re having and doing such beautiful things along the way. Im looking forward to following more of your journey 🙂 Love from New Zealand!

  11. A follow up comment to the one I previously made. We visited market place in Granada which had fantastic wooden products that sold for prices so low that I can not imagine you not being able to make a nice profit with which to contribute to your charitable efforts.

  12. I’m SO glad you liked a video I posted because now I’m an official follower. I know people say this ALL the time, but I wish I had gotten to know you were out here sooner. But, then, everything happens when it’s supposed to. As you know, we are currently in Hungary, in a small town, and though relocating to a neighboring country, I would love to continue to work with some of the people here, working with local communities. I have been reading about your initiative and business and would love any advice/suggestions you can offer on local influence and change. Thank you for being here.

  13. Hi Quinn and Jonathan, Thanks for visiting and liking my blog.I find your work very inspirational and meaningful. Look forward to hear more about your journey! Cheers, Mrs. J

  14. You are doing something wonderfully innovative! Will keep coming back for more information! God Bless…

  15. Hi Quinn and Johnathon! What an amazing thing you are doing! Although I’m a recent graduate and need to get a couple of years of experience (and savings) under my belt, I’d love to do something like this. Very inspiring, thank you 🙂

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